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Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations

The Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations is the membership organisation for Scotland's charities, voluntary organisations and social enterprises. Charity registered in Scotland SC003558. Registered office Mansfield Traquair Centre, 15 Mansfield Place, Edinburgh EH3 6BB.


Applications are now open for partnerships made up of Scotland-based organisations across the cultural and environmental sectors to apply to take part in Climate Beacons for COP26.

The project will create six ‘Climate Beacons’ made up of partnerships between cultural and climate organisations and focusing on different parts of Scotland over an extended period. Beacons will use the shared resources and knowledge of cultural and climate organisations to provide a welcoming physical and virtual space for conversation about COP26 and climate action between members of the public, artists and cultural sector professionals, environmental NGOs and wider civil society, scientists and policymakers.

Work may include artistic work, engagement work or development work, but should:

  • Take a variety of forms
  • Take place over an extended period
  • Be accessible and inclusive
  • Respond to the needs of the area where the Beacon is based

Geographical areas funded: Scotland

Fund type

Type of funding:
Grant, Staff time
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Fund award sizes

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Who can apply

Partnerships should be made up of two or more organisations representing a mix of cultural and climate expertise. Organisations should have a background in the arts, culture, heritage, climate science, policy, the public sector, or civil society.

When to apply

Applications close at 9am on 10 May 2021.

Next deadline: 10th May 2021

How to apply

Apply online via the funder website.

Contact information

Activites funded: Arts & culture Environment Heritage & building preservation Science & technology

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